Netherlands Association for Comparative and International Insolvency Law


Below information is posted regarding conferences or workshops organised by sister-organisations in the area of comparative and international insolvency law, finance and economics.

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Announcement Seminar Revision of Chapter 11 vs. Revision of the Dutch Bankruptcy Act (May 18, 2015)


Seminar Revision of Chapter 11 vs. Revision of the Dutch Bankruptcy Act

Monday, May 18, 2015,  3 PM – 5.30 PM, University library, Singel 425, Amsterdam

Please see activities for more information and registration details.

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Registration for 5th Annual Conference on 6 november 2015 still possible

To view the Flyer, click here (PDF)

The Netherlands Association for Comparative and International Insolvency Law (“NACIIL” or in Dutch: “NVRII”) kindly invites you to its annual conference on November 6, 2015 at the office of Allen & Overy. 
The topic of this conference will be the recast of the European Insolvency Regulation. Michael Veder will review the headlines and highlights, whereas Johan Jol will be presenting his views on the consequences of the upcoming changes for the international restructuring and insolvency practice. There will be plenty of room for discussion.

Prof. mr. R.D (Reinout) Vriesendorp has kindly agreed to chair the conference.

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Documents annual meeting 6 November 2015



The minutes for the annual meeting 2014 and the agenda for the annual meeting 2015 can be found on the website. The documents are in Dutch, but we'd be happy to provide you with a translation. The annual meeting 2015 will take place on 6 November 2015 (see earlier news items).


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19 April 2016: Conference on the future of secured credit

Tuesday 19 April 2016


Credit likes to be secured and security seems to never be enough.

Not only are there more parties demanding security rights than ever, the scope of secured credit has also increased significantly over the last 25 years. The combined effect is that there is very little left to be divided among unsecured creditors.

This conference discusses the future of secured credit.

Key note speaker is professor Jesse Fried, co-author of the seminal article 'The Uneasy Case for the Priority of Secured Claims in Bankruptcy'. His proposal for partial priority will be compared with the Insolad Proposal for a prescribed part, leaving a percentage of encumbered assets for unsecured creditors. Furthermore, Dutch law on the enforcement of security rights will be compared with other legal systems.


  • Prof. J.M. Fried (Harvard Law School)

on ‘Full vs. Partial Priority'

  • Prof. P.M. Veder (Radboud University/Resor and Chair of NACIIL)

on ‘Enforcement of security in the Netherlands: a banker’s paradise?

  • R.J. van Galen (NautaDutilh and Chair of Insolad)

on ‘Insolad proposal for a prescribed part in the Netherlands'

  • Prof. R.J. de Weijs (University of Amsterdam/Houthoff Buruma)

Date and time

Tuesday 19 April 2016 15:00-17:30 followed by reception


in Doelenzaal, Universiteitsbibliotheek, Singel 425, Amsterdam

Registration & attendance

Attendance is free.

Please confirm attendance by sending an e-mail to before 8 April, 2016. 


This conference is organized by the Centre for the Study of European Contract Law (CSECL) in cooperation with Amsterdam Centre for Law & Economics (ACLE),  Amsterdam Research Institute for Legal Studies (ARILS) and the Netherlands Association on Comparative and International Insolvency Law (NACIIL).

We hope to see you there.

Best regards,

Marjon Lok
Board member/Secretary NACIIL/NVRII
Attorney at law


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Annual conference 2017: 9 November 2017: Directors' liability in the twilight zone

The topic this year is Directors'liability in the Twilight Zone, focussing on the Dutch, German, Belgian and English jurisdiction.

Speakers are:

  • Rolf Leithaus
  • Peter Declercq
  • Stan Brijs
  • Loes Lennarts
  • Mieke Olaerts


The annual conference will be held in Dutch this year. For more details regarding subject and speakers, please see



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NACIIL/NVRII Annual Meeting - 15 November 2018

Limits to Group Structures and Asset Partitioning in Insolvency

‘The 800-pound gorilla’ *

15 November 2018.
* In the words of Widen (US): “If secured lending presents fairness problems, the unsecured syndicated guarantee may be the 800-pound gorilla in the corner that goes unnoticed.”
14:00 – 14:30 hours

Coffee and registration

14.30 – 16.00 hours
Session 1:  Strategic Division of Assets over Group Companies 
Examples of strategic division of assets over group companies are attempts to actively suppress value by taking out key assets and placing these in separate legal entities, such as IP rights or crucial real estate. Other examples are  found in cutting up an enterprise in a loss making and profit making part.

16.00 – 16.30 hours
Coffee break

16.30 – 18:00 hours
Session 2: Selective Perforation by Means of Guarantees
The selective perforation by means of guarantees concerns the wide spread phenomenon of cross guarantees in group structures and the  ensuing benefits for certain creditors.

18.00 – 19.30 hours


United States:
prof. R. Squire
Fordham University, New York

prof. J. Vananroye
University Leuven
A. van Hoe
University Antwerpen

The Netherlands:
prof. F.M.J. Verstijlen and A. Karapetian
University Groningen
A.L. Jonkers
University of Amsterdam


Loyens Loeff, Fred. Roeskestraat 100, 1076 ED, Amsterdam

If you are not a NACIIL member but would like to attend the meeting, please send an email to

NACIIL members EUR 75; non-members EUR 125.
The fee includes a post-conference e-book.
PhD-researchers (not also active as attorney) will have a free entrance.

We look forward to seeing you in November!

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NACIIL / NVRII annual meeting - 2019

Distressed debt trading: brave new EU legal rules in relation to bold new strategies

Thursday December 12, 2019
Location: Jones Day, Amsterdam

Can creditors become too strong and powerful? And whose interests are at stake?

The NACIIL annual meeting 2019 is dedicated to distressed debt trading

First, the International Private Law developments in this field will be set out and reflected upon, with a focus on the Proposed EU Regulation on the Law Applicable to the Third-Party Effect of Assignment of Claims.

Secondly, the question will be dealt with how the landscape of insolvency law and practice changes by the emergence of loan to own strategies via credit bids. Speakers will discuss current developments and critically asses the direction insolvency law is taking.

14:00 – 14:15 Registration and coffee
14.15 – 15:15 Transfer of claims: Harmonized EU rules on the third-party effects of assignment of claims
speaker 1: dr. L.F.A. Welling-Steffens (Loyens & Loeff, Amsterdam)
15:15 – 15:30 Coffee Break
15:30 – 16:15 Loan to own strategies and credit bids: All bad or not so bad at all? (US Perspective)
speaker 2: prof. J.A. Ellias (UC Hasting, US)
16:15 – 16:30 Coffee Break
16:30 – 18:00 Loan to own strategies and credit bids: All bad or not so bad at all? (German and Dutch Perspective)
Speaker 3: prof. T. Florstedt (EBS Univesität, Germany)
Speaker 4: dr. S. van den Berg (Resor, Amsterdam)
18:00 – 19:00 Drinks

NACIIL members EUR 75; non-members EUR 125.
The fee includes a post-conference e-book.
PhD-researchers (not also active as attorney) will have a free entrance.

If you would like to attend the meeting, please send an email to

We look forward to seeing you in December!

On behalf of the board,
Marjon Lok
Secretary/Board member NACIIL/NVRII

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